La Noche en Blanco: The Deambulants


This past weekend at Madrid's annual La Noche en Blanco, a city-wide, all-night arts and culture festival, I watched the Deambulants defy the laws of gravity at 00:30 in the Real Madrid stadium. The floor became the walls and the walls became the floor as the improvisational circus performers and acrobats scaled the stadium, mixing moves from circus acts and modern dance with bizarre, gravity-defying stage design that incorporated the wall of the stadium. Furthering the surreality, the troupe performed with live accompaniment from the Orchestra Fireluche, a Gerona-based group who play all of their music using unconventional instruments (such as toys or pots).


Stay tuned for more reports on the sights and sounds witnessed at La Noche en Blanco.